This is How Jamaica is helping to heal the ozone layer

The ozone, a region of atmosphere 10 to 50 kilometres above the earth’s surface, contains a protective shield that absorbs ultraviolet radiation. Without this barrier, the powerful sun will damage human DNA, cause burns and skin cancer, disrupt the climate and trigger environmental, social and economic tsunamis. By 1993, Jamaica, like most countries on earth, took action by acceding to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and its Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the Ozone Layer. Since 2012 the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been supporting the Government to meet its international obligations under the Protocol to phase out harmful ozone depleting gases — primarily targeting industries that manufacture ozone-depleting gases, or that import them for use in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector.

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